Page 30 of 31

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:17 pm
by Sagara
Out of curiosity, what did trigger the rise of anime on your side of the pond? If I'm not mistaken it started really late (late 90's?) when compared to markets like France (starting in the early 80's, with the real kick-start in the late 80's).

Then again, it doesn't seem like anime got the same flak it got when it started in France. God, some articles I read when I was a teenager. Then again, some dumbass DID manage to get City Hunter and FREAKING Fist of the North Star on a *kid's show*...

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:42 pm
by Klaudandus
To be honest? i'm not sure... I had access to mexican tv growing up, so my exposure to anime was much earlier than most people in the US. I remember watching Saint Seiya, Tetsujin 28, Mazinger Z, Dragon Ball Z, Magic Knight Rayearth and even the anime version of the Transformers before any of them were ever shown in the US. I'm talking mid/late 80s/early 90s.

Latin-America, back in the day, would show anime a lot in the afternoons. Heck, I don't remember ever seeing Saber Marionette J ever on any american channel, but would air at 3:30 on Animax.

So Anime was natural for me growing up.

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:22 am
by Arjuna
Hmm, for us up here in the north of the world it took aaaaages for anime to get in. I only remember watching anime on foreign channels...and since I didn't understand english at that time, it was really wierd but awesome...

Aaah, Blue Noah, you rocked!

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:45 am
by Skye1013
Cartoon Network was probably my first exposure to anime(DBZ)... either that or the WB (Sailor Moon).

Looking into it... it appears anime has been a thing in the US since the 1960s with Astro Boy, Gigantor, Speed Racer, Kimba and a few others having nationwide syndication. Source

The conventions and whatnot weren't major until the 90s, but they still had gatherings as early as the 70s (more like anime clubs than conventions).

Anywho, that link above was an interesting read (though I stopped about half-way through part 3).

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:58 pm
by fuzzygeek
I remember watching "Star Blazers" when I was a kid; it must have been late 70s.

Hmm. Wikipedia has a domestic broadcast date of 1979, so that'd be it. I remember being amazed that characters actually *died*.

The new reboot was a fun nostalgia trip.

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:14 am
by Fivelives
I remember Robotech (Macross) and Voltron (Beast King Golion) being pretty big, and watching them as part of my Saturday Morning Cartoon Regimen (SMCR), as well as my After School Cartoon Consumption (ASCC).

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:50 pm
by Sabindeus
DBZ and Sailor Moon early morning syndication -> Ranma 1/2, Slayers, Kenshin, Eva -> everything else

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:10 am
by Snake-Aes
Sagara wrote:Out of curiosity, what did trigger the rise of anime on your side of the pond? If I'm not mistaken it started really late (late 90's?) when compared to markets like France (starting in the early 80's, with the real kick-start in the late 80's).

Then again, it doesn't seem like anime got the same flak it got when it started in France. God, some articles I read when I was a teenager. Then again, some dumbass DID manage to get City Hunter and FREAKING Fist of the North Star on a *kid's show*...

Here it hasn't really risen.
Saint Seya, Dragon Ball (not Z, dammit) and Yu Yu Hakusho were a blast at their time, but the channels lost interest. These days only the reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally big hits like naruto get any screen time, and there is little interest from any company to license these things here.
So we steal. It's a glorious display of bizarreness when just about everyone from 12 to 40 seems to know tons of anime and none of them officially exist here, and no one considers licensing them.

The manga market, in comparison, is actually bustling. Still small in comparison to us and jp, but you'll find just about any manga here officially if you look close enough.

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:44 pm
by Fivelives
I remember Fist of the North Star growing up. It was on late night USA Network, along with Space Ghost.

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:10 am
by Sagara
I'm getting a feeling we were all "that weird guy" that was into anima when we were teens?

Also, binged a bit last night and watched Puella Magi Madoka Magica Rebellion (what in the flying WHAT?) and the first ep of Kill la Kill (what in the WHO'S FLYING??)

Fun night, but suffice to say I feel a bit in a surreal world today.

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:35 pm
by Fivelives
Kill la Kill is done by the same folks who did Gurren Lagann. It starts at the level of batshit crazy where Gurren Lagann left off and goes forward from there - if on a moderately smaller scale.

Highly recommended.

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:15 am
by Klaudandus
Sagara wrote:I'm getting a feeling we were all "that weird guy" that was into anima when we were teens?

Also, binged a bit last night and watched Puella Magi Madoka Magica Rebellion (what in the flying WHAT?) and the first ep of Kill la Kill (what in the WHO'S FLYING??)

Fun night, but suffice to say I feel a bit in a surreal world today.


I loved Madoka Magica, Homura chan is awesome imo

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:56 am
by Sagara
Klaudandus wrote:I loved Madoka Magica, Homura chan is awesome imo


The movie's ending, from the moment Madokami pops up until the end.
That girl is viciously awesome.

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:25 pm
by Klaudandus
Sagara wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:I loved Madoka Magica, Homura chan is awesome imo


The movie's ending, from the moment Madokami pops up until the end.
That girl is viciously awesome.


Haven't seen the movie

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:37 am
by Arjuna
I just watched the first two episodes of Nobunaga the Fool...

...I have never EVER witnessed such a massive amount of namedropping in an anime series before!!!

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:14 pm
by Klaudandus
Senketsu!

Also, the Gamako shipping is adorable, even if I cannot stand Mako

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:47 pm
by Fivelives
Arjuna wrote:I just watched the first two episodes of Nobunaga the Fool...

...I have never EVER witnessed such a massive amount of namedropping in an anime series before!!!


I tried explaining the premise of the first episode to a friend, here's how that conversation went:

Me: "So King Arthur sends Joan d'Arc and Leonardo DaVinci to Japan during the Warring States period, via Magellan's spaceship, to help Nobunaga unite the states. And of course everyone fights with giant robots, because Japan."
Him: "Nobunaga the Fool. I'm aware."

And I think Gamako is a canon ship, isn't it?

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:37 pm
by Klaudandus
Yep. It's canon, still as cute as Gamako shipping is, still cannot stand Mako.

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:48 am
by Arjuna
Fivelives wrote:
Arjuna wrote:I just watched the first two episodes of Nobunaga the Fool...

...I have never EVER witnessed such a massive amount of namedropping in an anime series before!!!


I tried explaining the premise of the first episode to a friend, here's how that conversation went:

Me: "So King Arthur sends Joan d'Arc and Leonardo DaVinci to Japan during the Warring States period, via Magellan's spaceship, to help Nobunaga unite the states. And of course everyone fights with giant robots, because Japan."
Him: "Nobunaga the Fool. I'm aware."

Yeah, and then Julius Ceasar goes after them after a meeting at the round table where also Alexander the great is present...

...it was hilarious but not interesting enough to warrant more episodes on my hard drive...

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:18 pm
by Fivelives
It's on Crunchyroll for free.

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:36 am
by Klaudandus
Image

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:09 pm
by Arjuna
Hahaha

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:09 pm
by Sagara
Fun fact: I tried showing Kill la Kill at the spousal unit. She grundingly played along until ~ 20 mins in (you don't get cookies for guessing why).
Anyway, that means I'vs soldiered on when everybody's asleep, which doubly annoys me as the scenario keeps living up to my expectations. To give you an idea, I've just finished Ep 17, a.k.a. OMFG Satsuki for president of all the things.

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:31 am
by Klaudandus
Yes, this is the actual ending for JJBA - Stardust Crusaders!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&v= ... pp=desktop

The opening is pretty badass too -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dblwW91yg38


I really hope they continue doing the rest of the JJBA chapters.

Re: New Anime Season

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:18 pm
by fuzzygeek
Just mainlined Shin Sekai Yori. Holy shit.